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BC’s summer camps offer kids and teens an engaging personal growth personal experience that is fundamentally different from school. That’s right, emphasis on fun. Below, find camps from across the province, from Vancouver to Victoria to Kelowna and Kamloops, and many remote locations in between. Dive right into the list of camps below or look further down to learn more about camps closer to home, with advice for parents.  Read more


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Digital Media Academy  

Vancouver

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

Digital Media Academy offers the most impactful STEAM learning experiences available anywhere. Learn from art and technology professionals using industry-level software. Overnight and multi-week options are available.

  • Ages 9 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $1,390/week
Day, Overnight Coed13909-180Vancouver, British ColumbiaComputer (multi)Digital Media AcademyDigital Media Academy offers the most impactful STEAM learning experiences available anywhere. Learn from art and technology professionals using industry-level software. Overnight and multi-week options are available. Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Overnight Coed

Sports Camps Canada  

Vancouver

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day

Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day Coed2354-141Vancouver, British ColumbiaSport (multi)Sports Camps CanadaOur coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada! Vancouver, British Columbia Day Coed
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STEM Camp  

Vancouver; Victoria

  • Science (multi)
  • Day

STEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 50 locations across Canada where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 519-475-6600. stemcamp.ca

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $215/week
Day Coed2155-132Vancouver, British Columbia, Victoria, British ColumbiaScience (multi)STEM CampSTEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 50 locations across Canada where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 519-475-6600. stemcamp.ca Vancouver, British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia Day Coed

InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific  

Thetis Island; Vancouver

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $285/week
Overnight Coed, Girls2857-183Thetis Island, British Columbia, Vancouver, BCTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Pioneer Camp PacificOne of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more. Thetis Island, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Overnight Coed, Girls

Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport  

British Columbia (34)

  • Sport: Cycling
  • Day, Program

Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction.

  • Ages 2 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $112/week
Day, Program Coed1122-124Vancouver, Victoria, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, West VancouverSport: CyclingPedalheads Bike, Swim and SportPedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction. Vancouver, Victoria, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, West Vancouver Day, Program Coed

Camp Ecolart  

Vancouver; West Vancouver

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

A premium summer and winter camp for boys and girls 4 to 17 years old offering more than 15 different programs in their summer overnight and day camp, and a skiing/snowboarding program in the March break camp.

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $240/week
Day, Overnight Coed2404-175Vancouver, British Columbia, West Vancouver, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Camp EcolartA premium summer and winter camp for boys and girls 4 to 17 years old offering more than 15 different programs in their summer overnight and day camp, and a skiing/snowboarding program in the March break camp. Vancouver, British Columbia, West Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Overnight Coed

YMCA of Greater Vancouver  

Vancouver; Gibsons

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight, family

There’s something about camp that brings out the best in us. Whether it’s sailing, hiking or uncovering leadership potential, YMCA's spring and summer camps provide children ages 5-17 with a memorable experience.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $139/session
Day, Overnight, family Coed1395-176Vancouver, British Columbia, Gibsons, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) YMCA of Greater VancouverThere’s something about camp that brings out the best in us. Whether it’s sailing, hiking or uncovering leadership potential, YMCA's spring and summer camps provide children ages 5-17 with a memorable experience. Vancouver, British Columbia, Gibsons, British Columbia Day, Overnight, family Coed

Outward Bound Canada  

Vancouver Island

  • Adventure (multi)
  • Day, Overnight, family

Est 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.

  • Ages 12 to 99
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $779/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys77912-997Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaAdventure (multi)Outward Bound CanadaEst 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential. Vancouver Island, British Columbia Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17.

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day, Overnight Coed2007-178Mill Bay, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Brentwood College School Summer CampsLocated on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17. Mill Bay, British Columbia Day, Overnight Coed

Academic Camp Canada  

Mill Bay

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

Exciting academic summer camps for 12-17 year olds in British Columbia, New Brunswick & Ottawa. BCCA accredited. Combination of inspiring academic learning, activities & trips. Computer Science & Medical Studies camps

  • Ages 12 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $525/program
Day, Overnight Coed52512-179Mill Bay, British ColumbiaEducation (multi)Academic Camp CanadaExciting academic summer camps for 12-17 year olds in British Columbia, New Brunswick & Ottawa. BCCA accredited. Combination of inspiring academic learning, activities & trips. Computer Science & Medical Studies camps Mill Bay, British Columbia Day, Overnight Coed
  • Sport (multi)
  • Day, Program

A multi-disciplinary paddling club offering recreational and competitive camps and after-school programs for kids of all ages and abilities all year round!

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $200/program
Day, Program Coed2007-1810Vancouver, British ColumbiaSport (multi)False Creek Racing Canoe ClubA multi-disciplinary paddling club offering recreational and competitive camps and after-school programs for kids of all ages and abilities all year round! Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Program Coed

Timberline Ranch  

Vancouver

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Known for its delicious, home-style food, friendly staff, beautiful, convenient location, and exceptional programs, Timberline is open all year for camps, retreats, youth groups, banquets, and conferences.

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $299/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls2997-1811Vancouver, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Timberline RanchKnown for its delicious, home-style food, friendly staff, beautiful, convenient location, and exceptional programs, Timberline is open all year for camps, retreats, youth groups, banquets, and conferences. Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Overnight Coed, Girls

UME Academy  

Vancouver

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Program

Learn technology, critical thinking and the design process through game-making. For children who are ready to be creators and teens who are thinking about careers in technology, game design engages and educates.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $495/session
Day, Program Coed4956-1712Vancouver, British ColumbiaComputer (multi)UME AcademyLearn technology, critical thinking and the design process through game-making. For children who are ready to be creators and teens who are thinking about careers in technology, game design engages and educates. Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Program Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Supportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe!

  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Girls, Boys
  • from $1/month
Overnight Girls, Boys111-1813Kelowna, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled TeensSupportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe! Kelowna, British Columbia Overnight Girls, Boys

Kids & Company  

Langley

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

A traditional day camp with daily adventures both on-site and off. Create important friendships, exercise both body & mind and explore the community around you! Check out our calendars to see what we've got planned!

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $60/day
Day Coed606-1214Langley, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Kids & CompanyA traditional day camp with daily adventures both on-site and off. Create important friendships, exercise both body & mind and explore the community around you! Check out our calendars to see what we've got planned! Langley, British Columbia Day Coed

The-Cutting Room  

Vancouver

  • Art : Fashion design / Sewing
  • Day, Program

During this week-long camp, campers learn techniques in design, draping, sewing, and illustration, work on a real-world fashion project, and receive the opportunity to visit the city's most exclusive showrooms.

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $650/week
Day, Program Coed6508-1615Vancouver, British ColumbiaArt : Fashion design / SewingThe-Cutting RoomDuring this week-long camp, campers learn techniques in design, draping, sewing, and illustration, work on a real-world fashion project, and receive the opportunity to visit the city's most exclusive showrooms. Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Program Coed

Block 8 Academy  

Port Moody

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program

Active, fun weekly camps with a variety of activities ranging including cooking, parkour, lake days, STEM class, improv, theatre and the arts. We keep your child active and encourage their creativity!

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $45/day
Day, Program Coed455-1216Port Moody, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Block 8 AcademyActive, fun weekly camps with a variety of activities ranging including cooking, parkour, lake days, STEM class, improv, theatre and the arts. We keep your child active and encourage their creativity! Port Moody, British Columbia Day, Program Coed

Knight Camp  

Vancouver

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program

Dreams of being a Knight? At Knight Camp we take boys and girls ages 8-14 back to medieval times!

  • Ages 8 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $425/week
Day, Program Coed4258-1417Vancouver, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Knight CampDreams of being a Knight? At Knight Camp we take boys and girls ages 8-14 back to medieval times! Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Program Coed

Camp Qwanoes  

Vancouver Island

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Camp Qwanoes is a youth-focused, high adventure Christian residential camp that exists to love kids to life like no other. Summer camps for ages 8-18 and leadership programs starting at age 15. Over 75 activities.

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $545/week
Overnight, family Coed5458-1818Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Camp QwanoesCamp Qwanoes is a youth-focused, high adventure Christian residential camp that exists to love kids to life like no other. Summer camps for ages 8-18 and leadership programs starting at age 15. Over 75 activities. Vancouver Island, British Columbia Overnight, family Coed

Camp Artaban  

Gambier Island

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Fun and adventure await you! Swim, boat, beach comb, and wharf jump on the water. Create, sing, laugh, and explore with friends new and old. Artaban carries great lifelong memories and friends that stay with you forever.

  • Ages 1 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $150/session
Overnight, family Coed1501-10019Gambier Island, BC, Gambier Island, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Camp ArtabanFun and adventure await you! Swim, boat, beach comb, and wharf jump on the water. Create, sing, laugh, and explore with friends new and old. Artaban carries great lifelong memories and friends that stay with you forever. Gambier Island, BC, Gambier Island, British Columbia Overnight, family Coed

Find camps across the province

At a BC summer camp, your child will be able to enjoy the great outdoors and take in the province’s mountainous scenery and diverse stunning landscape. Until recently, the province called itself “the best place on earth.” And across BC, there are many superior places to attend kids’ camp. From the heart of Vancouver to the near-endless back country, here are camp locations that deserve your attention

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The variety of camps in BC

Given the size and population of British Columbia, you would expect a diverse selection of camps of just about every description. Camps are increasingly varied in their offerings. Consider the following possibilities:

 
Kids' sports camps, in BC

Kids who love sports can immerse themselves in athletics at the camps listed below. Search results will list specialized camps at the top, with camps offering some activities related to the sport of your choosing, further down the list.

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Education camps across BC

It’s the perfect way to extend learning through the summer. Many of these camps give kids and teens the space to indulge in specific passions. Disciplines listed below are linked to advanced search results that prioritize camps that specialize in that area, while further down the results list are camps that offer a variety of activities that will include some focus on that interest.

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Computer and technology camps across BC

Tech programs and camps for teens with advanced interest in technology are found throughout the province, though concentrated in the major cities of the south. Here are specific technology interests that kids and teens can engage in at camps. Some camps specialize in these, while others offer activities concentrated on them.

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Arts camps BC

Anyone with a budding interest in any kind of artistic pursuit owes it to themselves to try out a camp that will further your development. Camp is an exceptional way to dive in deep into one of the arts listed below. Note that some camps are focused on one arts interest, while others further down the listings page might only offer select activities related to that interest.

  dance
  drama
  music

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Exceptional needs camps BC

Exceptional needs camps are found throughout the province, from urban areas to the interior. Camps also offer support for specific needs such as the following:

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More camp types available in BC:

 

There are many benefits to kids’ camp

BC kids’ camps are really among the best in the world. Canada is the birthplace of the summer camp, and BC's boundless beauty offers an environment envied the world over. Still, many parents are reluctant to push their kids into attending camp, but there are many long-term benefits that make it more than worthwhile.

Camp offers one-of-a-kind opportunities to develop independence, self esteem, leadership and social skills. It’s not as comfortable as sitting at home on the couch, but it’s critical to young people’s development to, in fact, get out of the comfort zone. Camps do that in a way that is fun, engaging and often life-altering. 

Take a full look at the benefits offered by BC’s kids’ camps.

What can you expect a BC camp to cost?

Depending on the type of camp and whether it’s day or overnight, the cost can range anywhere from $200-$600+ per week or by day. It’s best to contact the camps of your choice to find out what’s included in the cost, such as meals or transportation, or what’s not such as spending money for a snack shack.

Find the right BC camp for your child

If you’re looking for some guidance on how to begin your search for a camp or program in BC, create a list of what your child and your family is most interested in with a camp experience. 

Typical basic concerns for parents

  • Does the location matter? 
  • What types of programs or activities would your child enjoy the most? 
  • Would they like a single-sex or coed camp? 
  • Do they want to develop a particular interest or passion further? 
  • Decide what’s most important with your child and your family and research your options from there.

Questions you might not have considered

  • How are kids grouped together? If it’s by age group, how diverse are the ages? 
  • How well are camp leaders trained in conflict resolution? Does the camp use restorative justice, for example? 
  • What steps does the camp take to ensure the safety of children during outings? 

Of course, these are just a few of the questions you might ask. 

These are just a few of the concerns any Ontario parent should have when looking at camps.

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